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Sunday, March 31, 2013

On your Mark, Get Set, Go.....

This last month has been full of 5Ks for us big kids and Kids races for MC! She has been running a mile 1-2 times a week for a  few months now.  I surprised her one day with her own music list in our 
Run Keeper App and she was over the moon when I showed it to her.  And of course it is full of 
Justin Bieber & Carly Rae!

 And I have to say our family brings the WORLD'S CUTEST CHEERLEADER to the races!  She gets so excited when she she us running and I LOVE to hear her scream..... GO MOMMY, RUN FAST MOMMY!!!!!
 I finished just slightly ahead of Willie, so I got this fabulous picture of him crossing the finish line and I am CRAZY about it!!!


 My husband ran every step of his first 5K and he beat his goal time by almost 2 mins!!! I mean I can't tell ya how proud of him I am!!!
 She got all kinds of excited when she got to pin her race number on!!!!!
 At the start line sporting the Bieber jacket; cracks me up!
 And there she is sporting her medal!  That smile says it all!
 Two weeks ago we had our 2nd 5K in Arkadelphia.  There was a photographer taking pictures and he snapped this GREAT shot of me and Willie!  And I LOVE IT!!!
 And daddy finally accomplished his main goal.......he beat me...by 5 seconds! I can't tell you how many times I have heard about this "5 second win" of the last month;lol!  I have begged this man for almost 2 years to run with so I am just glad he is doing it; whether he beats or not I am BEYOND proud of him!  He took 3rd place for his age at this race and I finally won 1st place for my age!
 After our race and awards my mom brought the girls down for the kids 1 mile race. MC was soooo excited! There was a 30 min wait before her race and she asked me a MILLION dang times...how much longer!
 Kinley bugs so wanted to run the race, but she was too little. So she found a spot in the back of daddy's truck with her jucie and raisisn and prepared to watch the race.  The race made several loops around a few streets so her and daddy popped up several times to cheer us on and take some pictures!!!

 All the kids SHOT of the start line, so of course they all hit the wall at .2-.3 in..... TOTALLY cracked me up. MC said... How much longer mom and I couldn't help but laugh at her!
 Almost to the end and she asked me to hold her hand and help her get there;lol!
 This maybe my favorite picture ever!!! Kinley wanted to run so bad so at the end she jumped up out of daddy's lap and hit the road with us (she is behind me in this pic so it's hard to see her). Then daddy joined in and we finished the kids 1 mile race as a family!  There is no better feeling than being together as a family, especially when you're doing something so good for their bodies and the LOVE it!!!!
 Then it was time for awards and she was ECSTATIC when they called her name for 3rd place!!!
 The look on her face was PRICELESS!!!!!
 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers taking a picture with the 4 leaf clover!!!
 MC showing off her big shiny medal!!!!
And of course Kinley bugs wanted to get in on the picture action ;)

5 and A HALF!!!!!!!!

March 1st..... My first born officially turned 5 1/2 years old!  Gee Whiz, she is half way to SIX YEARS OLD!!! This last month has been full of BIG changes for our family, and especially for MC. I took a job at a local hospital; so for the first time in almost 6 years I am working full time.  My new job was suppose to be on a as needed basis..... maybe a Friday or two a month.... BUT to train I had to pull several Friday's in a row and then one of the full time Dietitians resigned and they have had me working like crazy to help pull her load.  MC has always been home with me on Friday's and is really having a time adjusting to my new schedule.  There are days when she begs me to not go and to stay home with her and it TOTALLY breaks my heart to tell her I can't stay home.

All this working has lead to a HUGE blogging slack... so technically MC you are 5 years 6 months 27 days old.  And since I'm late posting this I know all the SUPER AWESOME thing that have happened since you turned 5 1/2 but I will make individual posts of those special things over the days to come!!!
Micah Claire....... HALF WAY TO 6 YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!

LOVE YOU CLAIRE BEAR!!!!!


Love this smile!
You asked if Sister could be in your pictures and that made me one proud mommy!
My little camera hams!


Totally precious! It seems like just yesterday that MC was as little as Kinley Bugs
BIG smiles!
You have TOTALLY grown out of naps these days; which is bitter sweet for me!  Sundays we got to church, have lunch, and take 2-4 hour naps..... that is all of us do and you play in your room.  Well 2 Sunday's ago we woke from nap time to find you dead asleep in the living room..... You were dressed in my old dance tutu, a leopard print bow and your high heels...... I couldn't help but take a picture 
And your had your play cell phone and all 42 bracelets you own on too!
I couldn't pass up a chance to take a picture of this cute tutu bum!!!  You have always been my princess and will always be MC!
Last week we had a MAJOR spring cleaning.  We cleaned out closets, drawers, etc....... and you and sister had a blast and played dress up while I worked my bottom off. You came with a bathing suit and my boots on.... I about wet my pants!  You are such a silly girl, you love to come up with crazy dances, outfits and hair styles and that make me love you even more.  You are defiantly a free spirit!
This month you got your back handspring on the trampoline!  Once you learned it, you did it over and over again   Some days you love tumbling and some days you could care less and want to quit.  This totally frustrates me; not because I want you to be perfect, but because I don't want you to be a quitter.
This month you have started spelling words like wild fire, you are reading a little bit and dying to read more! I think Kindergarten is going to be a blast for you!!! You are obsessed with growing your finger nails out and I have no idea where that came from. You love for me to file them but WILL not let clip them. You are back to wanting to wear a bobbie pin in your hair everyday, no bow, no headbands, no pony tail, no side pony tail..... just a simple bobbie pin.  You have really taken an interest in the bible, Jesus, and being baptized.  It makes my heart leap out of my chest when you ask me in depth questions.  Daddy and I are so proud of the walk you are starting to take with the Lord! We pray you become a God fearing woman who loves the Lord with all your heart!  You are a care free, loving, and sassy spirit and we L-O-V-E you to the moon and back!

Monday, March 4, 2013

29 months: Last month to be just 2.....

Oh sweet Kinley bugs this is your last month to just be a two year old. Next month you will be a big 2 and a HALF year old! You are a ball full of sweetness and a ball of fire all rolled into one! This last month you decided to call a sleep strike;lol! You have started waking up at midnight and again around 3 wanting to get into bed with us. It has been hard to not go get you; but luckily you only call for us for 2-3 mins and then you turn your music on and go back to sleep!  In this last month you have learned to spell your name (but sometimes you leave L), you know all your colors (sometimes you get brown and black mixed up) and you LOVE the color Silver!!! You know your birthday and love to tell us when it is!  You are extremely excited to be starting daycare with sissy in 3 short weeks!  And you are TOTALLY in love with sour cream; you eat it by tub if I would let you. You also tried guacamole this month and LOVED it!  And for some strange reason you have developed a hate for milk; which makes me super sad!  We love you bunches and bunches Kinley Bugs!

I love that you smile with your entire face; such happiness!

Yep... .that's a big ole wad of bubble gum in your cheek;lol!
Then I get a picture with one eye opened; cracks me up!
YAY...finally a smile with both eyes open!!!
You love the letters on the wall and this month you wanted to take your pictures with the letter "I"
 I mean this face just cracks me up girl!!!

You LOVE sissy new room and you always ask to take your pictures in there now.

You are such a silly girl and a camera ham!
Note the lip gloss (which you still call nip-nip) in your hand!
Just precious!!!!
Oh here comes the attitude ;)
I mean how can you not LOVE this angel face!!!


TOO CUTE!
Yep here come that sassy side again



And this picture SCREAMS Kinley!!!!! She make this face when she say that's gross, or that's disgusting!!!!